No Wake Advisories 19 Jun 14

The sheriffs in Kandiyohi and Meeker counties have issued no wake advisories for all lakes in their counties until the high water recedes.

Sheriff Dan Hartog says the advisory also puts the Little Crow Ski Team on dry land. The team will not be allowed to ski until the advisory is lifted.

That means there will be no ski show on Saturday during the Willmar Fest celebration, but other events in the 2014 Beach Party will still continue at Robbins Island, according to event organizers.

The West Central Tribune reports Kandiyohi County’s advisory was issued Wednesday by Hartog, who is advising boaters to not create wakes with any type of watercraft, including boats, pontoons and personal watercraft in an effort to prevent further erosion of shorelines.

The Stearns County Sheriff issued a similar advisory Tuesday for Lake Koronis, adding the Paynesville-area lake to the no wake list of lakes in that county.

Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin also issued an advisory on Wednesday for the portion of Lake Koronis that is Meeker County, along with all navigational waters in the county. McLeod County Sheriff Scott Rehmann issued a no-wake advisory for Swan Lake on Monday.

The advisories call for the operation of watercraft at the slowest possible speed necessary to maintain steerage and not greater than 5 mph.